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A Whole Bunch of Great Articles to Share With Dad this Weekend

Whether he taught you how to ski or still isn't talking to you since you became a ski bum, chances are high he'll relate to these stories.

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For a lot of skiers, dads played a major role in getting them on the slopes, and in doing so, have been the subject of odes and essays in SKI throughout the years. Here are a few of our favorites, and if you like them, be sure to send them to dad too.

(Also, if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for Father’s Day, we’ve got you covered there too. Get him a subscription to Outside+ and you’ll earn kiddo-of-the-year credentials).

Advice From the Fathers of U.S. Olympian Skiers & Icons of the Sport

Daron Rahlves and his kid get ready for a double black. Photo: File photo

Dads can be full of helpful and sometimes not-so-helpful advice, and in some cases, that advice turns regular kids into Olympians. In this article from 2012, we checked in with skiers like Jonny Moseley, Daron Rahlves, Steven Nyman, Alice McKinnis, and more about the best tips they got from their dads when they were little rippers. Learn what to tell your future Olympians here.

“You’re Warren Miller, aren’t you? I just had to tell you that my father hates you.”

"Warren's World December, 2001 issue"
Photo: Original Illustration by Warren Miller

While many skiers today probably went to a Warren Miller premiere with their old man, some dads eventually come to regret taking their young, impressionable skiers to these films. At least, that’s what Warren himself experienced when he bumped into a ski bum in Vail. Plus, no one tells a story quite like Warren Miller. Read why one dad in Michigan hates Warren Miller.

Don’t Forget: Outside+ members get access to the Warren Miller Film Archive

What a Legendary Ski Photographer’s Dad Said About Moving West

"Lee Cohen models his Moustache-cicle after a cold tour on Emma’s."
Lee Cohen models his Moustache-cicle after a cold tour on Emma’s.

Not unlike the kid in Warren Miller’s story, Lee Cohen left a life in the East and made his way to Utah to be a ski bum. He never felt like he lived up to his dad’s expectations, however, and never addressed these nagging feelings until it was nearly too late. Find out what Lee’s dad told him after he committed to life in the Wasatch.

There’s Nothing Like Skiing With Dad

Photo: File illustration

There comes a time in every young skier’s life when they get better than the ones who taught them. For author Deborah Williams, that happened not because she kept skiing, but because her dad quit when she quit skiing as a teenager. But when she rediscovered the sport as an adult, she became the enabler that her dad once was. Read why there’s nothing like skiing with Dad.

Meet the Dad Who Launched a New Ski Company While Homeschooling His Daughter During a Pandemic

Professional Skier Eric Pollard
Professional Skier Eric Pollard. Photo courtesy of Season Eqpt.

There’s a whole new generation of dads out there who started park skiing a few decades ago. And a few of them, like Eric Pollard, were actually some of the first skiers ever to ski in the snowboard park. Eric Pollard is one of those skiers, and even though he’s more likely to be found skiing powder these days, he’s still hugely influential. Read an interview with Pollard about his new company and what it’s like to be a father.

Watch: Warren Miller Entertainment’s Dads Who Ski

And If There is Still Time To Get Him a Gift…

Learning to ski with dad
Families and friends in a ski resort Photo: lisegagne/Getty Images

Check out SKI’s 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide here.